Talisker – Made by the sea

Growing up on the (New) Jersey Shore, the ocean is in my blood. So when I read ‘Made By The Sea’ on each bottle of Talisker, I think it should include ‘For when you can’t be by the sea’. But either way, I was more than happy to include this lineup to my Short Attention Span Reviews. And, since I sampled them […]

The Chronicles of the Scotch Trooper (Part 4)

Let me start by apologizing for the lack of posts recently. It has been an amazing month, one that included a week in Scotland, a good amount of lamp orders, a boost in my side projects and photography, and more than a handful of tastings and reviews. I am putting the finishing touches on quite a few posts, the most exciting of which is our […]

Laphroaig Lore

“Like a long drawn out, smokey & spicy smack in the face… that you never want to end.” First off, let me say that the Laphroaig #OpinionsWelcome marketing campaign is pure genius. Giving people the freedom to share their true thoughts about a range of whisky that has never been smooth or predictable. You either love it or hate it, and […]

Guest Post – David Laird – Balvenie Starting Eleven

Note from Scotch Trooper: In the Whisky World, David Laird is a man that needs no introduction. But for those who have not had your morning cup of coffee, David is the Balvenie Brand Ambassador for the Western States and played a huge part in my whisky journey. You can follow him on both Instagram and Twitter. If you have the chance to […]

Highland Park 12yr Old vs New

“It’s an older bottle, but it checks out.” It’s no secret. I like old things, and sometimes, I fear change. This can clearly be seen by how tightly I hold onto my love of the Original Trilogy of Star Wars. That doesn’t mean I don’t love the recent release of The Force Awakens (we won’t mention the pre-quels), but I […]